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The greater your weight, the lower your IQ, say scientists


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The greater your weight, the lower your IQ, say scientists

By Nina Goswami

12:01AM BST 15 Oct 2006

It is bad for your blood pressure, knocks years off your life and is a strain on your heart. Now scientists have discovered that gaining weight lowers your intelligence.

The findings follow last week's government figures that show Britain as the "fat man" of Europe, with nearly a quarter of adults and more than 14 per cent of children under 16 classified as obese.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1531487/The-greater-your-weight-the-lower-your-IQ-say-scientists.html

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The greater your weight, the lower your IQ, say scientists

By Nina Goswami

12:01AM BST 15 Oct 2006

It is bad for your blood pressure, knocks years off your life and is a strain on your heart. Now scientists have discovered that gaining weight lowers your intelligence.

The findings follow last week's government figures that show Britain as the "fat man" of Europe, with nearly a quarter of adults and more than 14 per cent of children under 16 classified as obese.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1531487/The-greater-your-weight-the-lower-your-IQ-say-scientists.html

This suggests the survey is measuring class rather than intelligence. The "lumpen proletariat" tend to eat junk food in Britain. I suspect this is the same problem in the US.

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The greater your weight, the lower your IQ, say scientists

By Nina Goswami

12:01AM BST 15 Oct 2006

It is bad for your blood pressure, knocks years off your life and is a strain on your heart. Now scientists have discovered that gaining weight lowers your intelligence.

The findings follow last week's government figures that show Britain as the "fat man" of Europe, with nearly a quarter of adults and more than 14 per cent of children under 16 classified as obese.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1531487/The-greater-your-weight-the-lower-your-IQ-say-scientists.html

This suggests the survey is measuring class rather than intelligence. The "lumpen proletariat" tend to eat junk food in Britain. I suspect this is the same problem in the US.

If the study was done properly it should have taken social level into account. What it mainly tested was memory. Why would the poor have weaker memories than upperclass?

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